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Blow Whistles Not Games

ESPN posted this photo on their Twitter account 90 minutes before kickoff of the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Jordan’s shirt was arguably the biggest
headline of the Pro Bowl.

Stefan Muro, Reporter

February 16, 2019

Prior to kickoff of the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl, Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan was already making headlines on social media. The five-time Pro-Bowler arrived to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida in a black T-shirt that spoke substantially louder than any fashion statement. His shirt read “blow...

Saints’ March to the Super Bowl Stopped By Refs

Caption: Sunday night’s game ended the Saint’s winning streak to the top. Even some Rams fans have agreed that the circumstances were completely unfair. Photos courtesy of Getty Images / Chris Graythen and Streeter Lecka.

Joe Bellott, Contributer

January 23, 2019

One play can’t make the difference between winning or losing — says anyone who didn’t make the effort to investigate the situation. John Breech of CBS Sports shared the same frustration all of New Orleans felt. “The Saints got hosed by one of the worst no-calls in NFL history,” he stated. Rams...

Oktoberfest has its opening weekend and 90th anniversary

Photo provided Terry Shields

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 10, 2018

Saturday, Oct. 5 kicked off Oktoberfest, a month-long event that features German culture and history activities every weekend. The Deutsches Haus opened their festival to the many members of the New Orleans community to celebrate German heritage.“This is my son's favorite festival; he even brings ...

Aizuri String Quartet visits and stuns

From left to right sit violinist Ariana Kim, violist Ayane Kozasa, cellist Karen Ouzounian and violinist Miho Saegusa. Photo provided by Hope Brusstar.

Hope Brusstar

October 3, 2018

On Wednesday, Sept. 26, four young women visited the University of New Orleans (UNO) Recital Hall to transfix a 100-some audience with striking, modern classical music. Before the concert began, department of music chair Charles Taylor informed the audience that they were about to hear a “very, very e...

“Against Democracy” lecture with Jason Brennan

Brennan explains how the individual’s eff ort towards improved political knowledge is wasted amongst the pool of voters.
Below: About 31 students, faculty and community members attended the talk, held on the fourth. Photo provided by Hope Brusstar.

Hope Brusstar

September 26, 2018

Georgetown professor of philosophy Jason Brennan discussed his current political theory and supporting research on Sept. 20 during a visit to the Earl K. Long library.“I’m actually a pretty big fan of democracy,” he said, “... we titled [my book] “Against Democracy” to sell more books, frankly.”...

How Transparency Limits Effective Governance

D’Angelo demonstrated the eff ects of lobbyists on the House of Representatives. Photo provided by Stylianos Papardelas.

Hope Brusstar

September 19, 2018

Congress’ every move is subject to public scrutiny, and according to James D’Angelo, this can be a bad thing. On Thursday, Sep. 6, he gave his talk “How Government Transparency Limits Effective Government” for the first time.   “I’ve [researched] congressional transparency … over ...

This week’s Russia probe indictments simply explained, and UNO’s response

Mugshot of Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign chairman during the 2016 presidential campaign Source: Politico

Crystal McCay

August 30, 2018

The week of August 20th brought on a notable set of political events for the Trump administration. From special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference with the 2016 elections emerged a protracted set of findings for President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trum...

Meet the staff

Driftwood Staff

August 20, 2018

Nathan Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief Nathan Nguyen is an engineering major at the University of New Orleans. He works hard in ROTC and he absolutely loves dinosaurs. He is in a frat and is very smart. He might even have a 4.0 GPA, but nothing can be confirmed or denied. Some say they can see Nguyen in the e...

FREE movie passes to “I Feel Pretty”

FREE movie passes to

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

April 5, 2018

Hey students! Would you like to see Amy Schumer's new comedy, "I Feel Pretty," before everyone else? If so, then all you have to do is simply visit http://stxtickets.com/HZMtN36037 to download a free pass (for two). It's good for an advance screening that will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m....

National Engineers Week a Chance to Teach and Inspire

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 28, 2018

Upon entering the UC last Wednesday, UNO campus-goers saw crowds of children visiting to learn about engineering and science from a movie, a portable planetarium and many tabletop demonstrations. More than 1,600 area students attended National Engineers Week 2018.   “It was a great event for the engineering ...

Mass shooting in Florida High School

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2018

On Feb. 15, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where he opened fire with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, killing 17 people, including students and staff. Cruz was a previous student of the high school and was expelled last year after numerous suspen...

Louisiana’s got a new slogan!

Louisiana’s got a new slogan!

Driftwood Staff, Staff

February 7, 2018

At the annual meeting of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association in Lafayette on Jan. 23, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser unveiled a new slogan to market Louisiana to tourists: “Feed Your Soul.” “The new slogan, ‘Feed Your Soul,’ for Louisiana tourism provides a clear message and a strong b...

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